SCHOOL ASSISTANCE IN FEDERALLY AFFECTED AREAS (IMPACT AID):
MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS
(CFDA NO. 84.041)
I. PROGRAM PROFILE
Legislation; School Assistance In Federally Affected Areas Act,
P.L. 81-874, (20 U.S.C. 236), as amended by P.L. 95-561, 97-35, 98-94
and 98-511 (Expires October 1, 1988).
Funding Since 1980:
Fiscal Year Authorization Appropriation
1980 $1,404,900,000 $792,000,000 I/
1981 1,487,700,000 706,750,000
1982 455,000,000 437,800,000
1983 455,000,000 460,200,000 2/
1984 565,000,000 580,000,000 I/
Purpose: To help compensate school districts for the cost of educating
children when enrollment and the availability of revenues from local sources
have been adversely affected by Federal activities, and to assist local
educational agencies affected by natural disasters.
Eligibility: Local educational agencies (LEAs) may qualify under any of the
o Partial loss of tax base (10 percent or more of assessed value of real
property) as a result of the acquisition since 1938 of real property by
the United States (Section 2).
o Enrollment of children who reside on Federal property and whose parents
are 1n the uniformed services or work on Federal property ("a" children,
o Enrollment of children who reside on or whose parents work on Federal
property or are 1n the uniformed services ('V children, Section 3).
o Location 1n a Pres1dent1ally declared major disaster area (Section 7).
Current Formula; The following criteria were 1n effect for FY 1984 payments:
o If "a" pupils represented 20 percent or more of an LEA's average dally
attendance (ADA), then payment for "a" pupils was 100 percent of the LEA's
entitlement;velop and sponsor the instructional